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has a change of heart. it will allow safety inspectors on the tracks. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning america," on your side. good morning, washington. it is now 6:00 on this veterans day. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us on this rainy wednesday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> questar with brian van de graaff and find out how long and how what we're going to get -- let's start with brian van de graaff. >> let me tell you about what is happening with the rain. it is lifting in. we have rain throughout the area. we're seeing our fair share of moisture. we are around 50 degrees. the temperature may drop off a little this afternoon. it is breezy. the wind will make it feel
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cooler. the 50-degree reading will be downright chilly. lisa baden has breaking traffic news. what is the latest? it is supposed to be an easy commute day. >> federal holiday does mean a lighter volume of traffic. hov is lifted. reversible roads will be in two- way mode today. two right lanes are closed because of a tractor-trailer accident. there is a pedestrian crash on suitland parkway. we have more from alison and doug. >> thank you. more details on that pedestrian accident. the pedestrian was struck just after 3:00 a.m. this morning. the victim was seriously injured and is in the hospital. the driver of the car remained on the scene.
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all inbound lanes heading into d.c. are close. we turn to our other top story. the d.c. sniper's final moments. john allen muhammad was pronounced dead last night, closing the book on his reign of terror. >> later today, his family is expected to release a final letter written by the killer. courtney robinson has more. >> one cannot speculate what that letter might say in the moments before his execution, john allen muhammad was given the opportunity to say something but remained silent. witnesses say he was the motionless. one of his attorneys said even in the 11th hour, he maintained his innocence. he leaves behind two ex-wives and four children. he does believe that his father regrets what he did, said one of
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his children. john muhammad killed dean meyers. prosecutors said dean meyers was one of 10 murders during the three-week killing spree in october of 2002. a news covers is scheduled today in richmond and we will fall that. we'll take a closer look at what family members of the victims are saying about the execution. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thank you. his accomplice, lee boyd malvo, who was 17 at the time, was charged in the murder of linda frankland and he was convicted in 2003. jurors sends him to life in prison without parole. police are looking for a suspect in a robbery and shooting in capitol heights. they say a man robbed another man at gunpoint on pepperhill
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drive. the man who was shot is expected to be ok. is finger-pointing over whether the fort hood shooting could have been avoided. the fbi searched a mosque yesterday. agents intercepted as many as 20 e-mails between hasan and a betweenimam later decide -- between an imam. president obama and the first lady attended an emotional farewell for the victims the fort hood shooting. we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the horrors of war. >> the president praised their sacrifice and placed a. at the memorial of beach fallen soldier. he met privately with the victims'family .
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-- with the victims' family. military divers have found the body of one of two u.s. soldiers who disappeared last week. there are trying to recover airdrop supplies that had fallen into a river. they're now searching for the other body. sergeant charles cartwright died in afghanistan over the weekend. matt brock is live at arlington national cemetery with how he is being remembered. >> there will be a veteran state ceremonies. there is a small town in maryland who is feeling very badly today. it will be a rough veterans day. they lost one of their own. his name is sergeant charles cartwright, just 26 years old. he was promoted to sergeant just three years ago. he joined the marines on
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september 10, 2001, the day before the 911 attacks. you hear people who joined right ter that. he joined before and has been in the marines all that time. he is newly married. he is from union bridge, a small town, the con a place where people know each other and know each other for years and years. they take care of each other's children. folks were aware of this young man. he was involved with the fire house and he was newly married, as well. a rough day for them ahead. the president and first lady are due here later today to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. more on that wreath-laying. it will be held at arlington national cemetery and will get underway at 11:00 this morning.
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the president and first lady are scheduled to attend. still ahead, for get the change. we will tell you about a new way to pay for parking in the district. >> an accusation that this video clip about violence on the soccer field is in reaction about sexism. some say it is just the tip of the iceberg. >> the remnants of what was tropical storm ida park pushing our way. it is raining everywhere. cramp your umbrella. we will talk about rainfall
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>> hello. we are here at the germantown library in montgomery county. this is our discovery room. we love to have area moms come blog with your kids. good morning, washington. >> good morning, washington. it is 6:00 tonight on this wednesday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. -- is 6:09. >> adam caskey is outside with our neighborhood weather and the hood is up. >> it gets you so. it is just a light rain shower here and everywhere else. -- it gets you soaked. this moisture has pushed northward from the gulf appeared mexico. now we're dealing with the remnants of it, all the way from the carolinas stretching into new york city and parts of new jersey.
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here is a closer look at the rainfall. mainly you're seeing a light cream and that means rain. it is not moving very much. -- mainly you're seeing a light rain and that mea -- a light green and that means rain. grab the umbrella. near 50 degrees. i am expecting an inch to two inches. most of the moisture in north carolina, 8 inches. breaking traffic. >> it is a day mess. coming out of frederick, it is close. this is before the exit from 40, i 70 is completely blocked. we're in a back up from a college park with a jackknifed truck accident before georgia avenue. they're waiting for a truck with absorbent to put sand or
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kitty litter down. then they will open one lane. the right lane will be closed for hours to come. inbound suitland parkway is closed. they are documented in a crash. all the traffic passed to exit onto branch avenue. if that is your normal pattern, you're stressed out because you do not have any options. your normal commute will be heavier than you were used to. in virginia, i have nothin hov rules are lifted. note. service today. >> thank you. soon you may not have to worry about digging for change. the department of transportation is trying out a couple of different options. one would allow you to feed your meter with your cell phone link to an account. you could buy a dashboard meter
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you could pre load with money. they hoped to have the new program up and running by the end of the year. 6:12, up 49 degrees. does a video highlight sexism in sports? >> we will tell you which store -- what one store is doing to control all the big crowds. >> another white house war strategy session.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, we could learn the last thoughts of convicted sniper and john allen
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muhammad. the family is expected to release a final letter he wrote. he died of a lethal injection last night in jarratt, virginia, some of the victim families looked on. >> there are questions aut whether investigators missed clues the could have prevented the deadly rampage at fort hood. there is confusion aut whether officials knew about contacts made between major nidal hasan and a radical cleric. the fbi said the turnover that information. >> president obama meets with his national security team about a war strategy in afghanistan. thehe is weighing four different options about troop levels. by now you've seen the video of a soccer player that soccerpummeling her opponents. some are questioning the public
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s' reaction to it. some are outraged. some people point out that male athletes who are violent during games rarely gets this kind of condemnation and scrutiny. >> we have different expectations of men and women and from their young, most girls are taught to be polite, not to swear, not to become aggressive. >> she was suspended and has issued an apology saying she got caught up in the moment. >> i think most people look at and see it for what it is, kind of day thug on the soccer field. >> people think it's unusual to see a woman doing that. >> that is the definition of news, things that interest people. 6:16, time for traffic and weather. >> hov is lifted for everyone
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except 50 in maryland. that never changes. you'll find a lighter volume of traffic with the holiday. i have interstate 70 closed. eastbound is blocked because of an accident before the exit for 40. this is the outer loop. a jackknifed truck accident is blocking the lanes. in the district, you'll find inbound suitland parkway blocked at branch avenue. traffic from southern maryland can use alabama avenue or used branch avenue over two alabama avenue because the suitland parkway is blocked as the document a crash. >> we have all this moisture lifting from the south. over towards the eastern shore. we will be inundated with storms all day.
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we're getting the cost of rain left over from ida. the energy will continue to work its way eastward and then up the eastern seaboard. we will see this pattern for the next couple of days. as we go through thursday and friday, not as much rain. still cool and breezy. we have a tight pressure system. a strong win float in between. as we go through the afternoon, temperatures will not move much at all. low 50's's is the way it looks now. 40 tonight with off and on showers. it does look tomorrow, thursday, and friday, and sunday will be gorgeous. >> thank you. in today's money scope, walmart wants to make holiday shopping safer. >> a sweeping financial overhaul plan.
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>> good morning. a new proposal to regulate the financial industry. senate democrats have released a bill of the markets. it would strip the federal reserve's surprise three powers and create new agencies to protect consumers. the financial industry says it would make it harder for banks to do business and would limit the availability of credit. the government suffered a stunning defeat in the first criminal trial stemming from the subprime mortgage crisis. former hedge fund managers were acquitted of fraud and other charges in the scheme that cost investors $1.6 billion. finding a job is hard. job openings or near record lows. this could keep the unemployment record high. on average, there are about 6.1
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unemployed workers competing for each opening. that is about three and a half times higher than when the recession began. walmart wants to keep black friday crowds under control. it will open most of its discount stores on thanksgiving morning and keep them open on friday night. customers will be able to line up instead of fighting for dorchester deals. fedex said the busiest day of the year will be busier. they will ship 30 million packages on december 14. and that is your "money scope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. 20 minutes after the hour on this rainy wednesday morning. >> a tanning banned in what local talent. we will tell you who can no
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longer catch those artificial sun band. >> i am philip stewart at the live desk. >> later on "oprah," behind the headlines of the fort hood shooting. oprah will have exclusive interview with the hero officer that took down the gunman.
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a new way to dress for the
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runway without breaking the bank. >> philip stewart is now at the live test. " good morning. a new website called rent the runway is betting it can do for designer clothes what netflix did four movies. women can rent dresses up for roughly 1/10 of what they cost. they're shipped directly to customers' doorsteps. you can mail it back. dry cleaning is included in the price. companies are in a race to provide free internet access. google will provide free wife and 47 -- will provide free wifi in 47 airports. ebay is doing it on delta.
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microsoft is giving away free wifi in some hotels. black friday is two weeks away. consumer experts say the most popular items will again be electronics. they are talking about big deals. we were thinking 32-inch flat screen tvs could go for less than $300, or blu-ray players for $50. a " video making the rounds. "newsweek" boiled down the millennium in to wait seven- minute video. this is from y2k maurice to ipod to twitter. it has thousands of hits on the newsweek website. >> interesting. things happen at such a rapid pace.
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you forget some of the highlights and low lights. " i watched the whole thing. it is very cool. you remember what that was all about. >> thank you, phil. 6:25. >> still to come, more bad news for health care reform efforts. the senate said it could miss the deadline. >> i am courtney robinson live in the newsroom. he died on a remorseful. his last words of the deceased piper could surface today. >> live in the weather center, a wet veterans day. will there rain stick around for the rest of the week? one taste and you'll understand. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee --
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning america," on your side. hawker 6:29 on this veterans day. welcome back. thank you for joining us. >> we do have the rain coming down. >> we were watching it and hoping we would get a dry day. it is not the case. it is wet and windy. it is a holiday, terans day. >> hope you can sleep in. the radar is totally green.
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if you see some yellow, that means moderate rain. that would be to the west upper loudoun and the shenandoah valley. they have your band of rain in stafford. also, out by the bay. in most locations, some places are seeing upper 40's. the temperature will remain fairly steady. we may start to drop back through the afternoon. it will not be very nice. lisa baden has the traffic. >> i am dippointed. i 70 east, a serious crash at about mile-marker 47. before you get to the exit, only the shoulder gets by. we had an accident with a truck that jackknifed itself before georgia avenue on the outer loop. they have been working for almost two hours and the backup
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is very intense leaving the ikea. overnight was a crash on the suitland parkway. it is close. think it through. pennsylvania avenue will work much better. branch avenue, i would not do it. i would go over to st. barnabas road and an alabama avenue to get into town. >> thank you. we continue to file details of that pedestrian accident. it happened just after 3:00 a.m. this morning on the parkway. the victim suffered serious injuries and is now in the hospital. >> a pedestrian was struck by a car. the car remained on the scene. the operator of that vehicle has been interviewed by police. >> police are still on the scene. all inbound lanes into d.c. are closed at this hour. the man known as the d.c.
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sniper has been put to death. he did not express remorse. for some families, it is the final chapter in a painful process that lasted seven years. courtney robinson s more on this. good morning. >> it has been a long and painful process for the families of the victims. the pain is very fresh. lastnight's executions brought some closure. many were hoping to hear from the man who terrorized many. he remained calm motionless. " there were no complications. >> dozens watched as john allen muhammad took his last breath. some wanted to hear reports from the man who killed their loved one during a shooting rampage in october of 2002. >> many were here. all were seeking closure and
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wanting to see john muhammad leave this earth. >> in his final moments, he said nothing. >> he does extend his condolences to the families. >> he received the death penalty for shooting and killing dean meyers. authorities believe he and his teenage accomplice killed nine others and wounded several more in their terror spree. one of their victims -- they waited for word that john allen muhammad was officially dead. >> i took a call that morning when he got shot. it could have been any of us. >> it was reported we will hear a final statement around noon today. the family will hold a media conference in richmond. john muhammad met with attorneys and several family members including a son before his execution.
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his son said he does believe his father regrets what he did. reporting live in the newsroom, courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> stay with us for continuing coverage on the reaction to john allen muhammad's execution and the details of his last letter throughout the day. a family -- a maryland family is remembering their fallen hero. sergeant charles cartwright was a decorated marine who had received two purple hearts. matt brock is live with how he and thousands of other veterans are being remembered. good morning. >> this holiday was designed to honor those who are serving. but in a tiny union bridge, maryland, it will be more like memorial day. on this veterans day, there will be ceremonies all over the country, parades honoring the
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sacrifice of those who served or have served. but in union bridge, the notion of sacrifice is all too fresh. >> to lose one of your own, especially presently, if you know them personally, it is devastating. >> 26-year-old sergeant charles cartwright was killed in combat a world away in afghanistan. >> it hurts everybody. >> he joined the marine corps on september 10, 2001. he trained and was promoted to sergeant three years ago. he comes from a family well known at the union bridge firehouse where flags are set at half staff. >> right before the veterans day, a major appreciate what you have. >> car wreck was newly married when he was -- cartright was newly married when he was killed
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in afghanistan. the president and first lady will be here for the ceremonies. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. 6:35. it will be illegal for teenagers to use tanning beds in howard county. the board of health passed a regulation banning anyone under 18 from using those indoor tanning devices. howard county is the first in the nation to impose this ban. it is -- they plan to challenge this decision in court. it looks like the congress will not make the president's deadline for passing health care by the end of this year. they hope to begin debate before thanksgiving but are still fighting over what to include in the bill. if it does pass it will have to be merged with the house version. a final bill will have to be put to a vote.
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housing prices are on the decline. linda bell is here to tell us why. >> good morning. let's begin with indications of four trading today. we're setting up for a stronger open this morning. stock index futures are pointing to a gain today. the dollar is weakening. gold is at a new record. one thing going down is home prices. the total of $20 billion was cut off of asking prices to attract buyers. the northeast have the highest markdowns. detroit had the biggest reductions. prices were cut an average of 25%. best buy will sell health and fitness equipment in 44 stores across the united states, including tsome in maryland.
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blood pressure monitors, stationary bikes will be available nationwide on that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. >> thank you. 6:37 is your time on this wednesday morning. we have 49 degrees. >> a medical mystery. a little girl cannot stop sneezing and doctors say they're baffled by it. >> i am pamela brown live in greenbelt. metro is under investigation once again. >> we will be back with another check on the skies and the streets on this rainy wednesday morning. we do have our fair share of problems out there.
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coming up tonight, we'll introduce you to two amazing young sisters who are on a mission to help the military. they have raised money and they are not even in high school yet. their story just in time for veterans day, tonight at 5:00. 6:41 a.m..
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we have the rain coming down, not just here but coming down everywhere. a wide swath of p precipitation. look at the radar. you'll notice rain everywhere on the radar screen. you did not see this all the time. this is rain everywhere this morning. but it is light. throughout the day. temperature-wise, a cool and also breezy. temperatures will hold steady and even drop a few degrees today. we are holding steady and dropping throughout the day. wet and breezy again tomorrow. every performance on thursday. about two inches of rain when it is all said and done. lisa, you have been busy. >> it is true. suitland parkway was closed for several hours because the work
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documenting a wreck. the suitland parkway is being reopened. the outer loop at georgia avenue, the right lane is blocked. only the right lane is closed. here are the delays from new hampshire avenue to georgia avenue. alison and doug. >> thank you. a girl in chesapeake, virginia, is the focus of a medical mystery. she cannot stop sneezing. >> it is kind of constant. i did not notice it often very more. >> is started sneezing a week ago while recovering from a cold. she sneezes up to 16 times a minute. her mother has taken her to several specialists, but no one has been able to figure out what is causing the sneezing. you hear stories like this from time to time.
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i do not know. some believe it may be related to an ear infection. >> it came on after a call. rhode island. 6:43 is your time. -- all right. >> safety oversight. metro changes its track inspection policy. >> you're watching "good mo
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. 6:46.
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>> less tn one day after his execution, we may learn more details about sniper john allen muhammad. his family is expected to release the last letter he wrote in a press conference this afternoon. he died of a lethal injection at 9:11 p.m. in virginia while some relatives of the victims looked on. >> this is a solemn veterans day at fort hood following last week's deadly shooting rampage. troops were welcomed home last night at the base where 13 of their fellow soldiers were killed. the commanding general is calling on the base to dedicate themselves to the memory of the victims. >> there will be a veteran state breakfast at the east room of the white house. the president and first lady will then take part in a wreath- laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns in arlington national cemetery.
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>> the president will discuss options in afghanistan. he is considering adding tens of thousands more troops. we have new developments -- >> metro officials say they now will allow us safety checks along the tracks. pamela brown has more. >> good morning. we have learned metro was not allowed safety monitor on to the tracks for the past six months. they have changed their mind. some say it is too little too late. metro has lost two employees since the spring, both killed on the job. the job required being near the tracks. >> it is accident after accident. >> metro officials blocked independent monitors for checking the tracks for safety.
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the federal investigation done by barbara mikulski has been launched. >> they should have hearings. correct the senator is asking ray lahood to investigate metro's oversight committee. a probe into what metro has been exchanging letters but did not say they could check the tracks. metro says they welcome the additional oversight. metro says before it did grant access for the safety monitors to go to promote tracks, but now they have lifted the ban so monitors can go to active tracks during the weeks. the chairman of the committee said he wants that in a written agreement. >> thank you. 6:49 on this wednesday morning. brian wants to take us back to yesterday. >> i took a nap.
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>> let'sake a look outside. look at the video. this is over at west springfield elementary. the kids had a lot of good question. we had a good day. we talked about forecasting troubles and hopefully they wore the appropriate clothing today. the kids had a good time. imagine if your grandmother was your principal? let's look outside. it is kind of gray out there. the heavy stuff will be down to our south. the temperatures will be down near 50 this morning. it will not change too much. you can se a well defined and to this range. in west virginia, you're not seeing any of this moisture. it is lifting in to spotsylvania
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county. an inch or so when it is all said and done. maybe two-plus inches of rain in maryland. a lot of rain is falling in the southeastern part of the state. the rain will hang around for the next couple of days. it will be breezy, chilly, cool, damp, not very nice. it will stick around at least through friday. kind of a repeating pattern. the weekend does bring some improvement. >> we're making notes of that. good morning. make notes that the suitland parkway is now open. it was closed overnight because of an accidt. you cannot get through now. yay. delays from 95 because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer. hov rules are lifted for
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everyone except 50, the john hanson highway, where they never change. a lighter volume of traffic in virginia on 95, 66, at 395. a beautiful trip on the george washington parkway. i'd love this camera. watch this commute. not too wild. watch this commute. not too wild.
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good morning to all new. the latest on the united airlines pilot who was arrested for being drunk in the cockpit. we ha an exclusive. we will talk to the train conductor who saw the waving people and how would save a passenger when she fell. also, the truth about chicken. can you tell what is in your food? all that and more. it will not be long before we hear that familiar holiday chime outside grocery stores. >> k check out this kettle set up in detroit. it is 56 feet tall, 24 feet wide and made of 24,000 lights.
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as you can see, this is a great size and will probably not be holding any coins. >> they need a lot of catalykets in the detroit area. let's get a last look at traffic and weather. >> an accident on river road look close your screen. flashing lights are there. traffic gets by to the left. let's check the weather. >> outside, rain continues to fall. it will be wet, breezy, and cool. more showers tomorrow. same deal for friday. saturday, a transitional day. on sunday, we could see 70 degrees. until then, not so nice.
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hopefully you are off today for a veteran state. >> just roll over and turn the tv off. that will do it for "good morning washington." >> we hope you have a great morning and a nice veterans day. we will see you back here at noon.
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